06 December 2010

Thoroughly Convinced Sleeping Erases My Short-Term Memory

This afternoon while at the car dealership getting our oil changed, the service associate asked me how my weekend was and it took me at least two solid minutes to remember what all we had done.  And, it's only Monday.  As I looked through the pictures on my camera, a few of the highlights started coming back.  Thank goodness for modern technology.

Our fun-filled weekend went a little something like this:
  • Hit up the Downtown SLO Holiday Parade and hung out with Sarah, Brian & Jacob and Sarah, Doug & Kendall.  Forgot to take my camera and captured some not-so-stellar parade pictures on my phone.  Watched Olivia kiss Jacob AGAIN about 3 or 4 times and never got a decent picture of it happening.  (Can I just say that my daughter is aggressive!  Jacob kept smiling at her as she went in for the kiss and so she grabbed him by the jacket and pulled him in for a big ol' pucker.)

  • Let Olivia open up her Christmas book, even though it was past 9:30 by the time we got home. Notice she's in the same penguin pjs?  She LOVES them so much that she never wants to take them off.  She wore them to the parade and everything.
  • Headed up to Morro Bay on Saturday morning to celebrate this sweet little 4 year old's birthday.

  • Made our first gingerbread house with Olivia and thoroughly enjoyed eating it after it fell apart!


  • Returned to the car to find an explosion from Magnum.  Let's just say that wasn't the first explosion we would experience from our children this weekend.
  • Took advantage of the rainy day and a napping baby to take a little nap ourselves.
  • Crossed Thrift Store shopping off of our bucket list Saturday night when we went in search of some Ugly Christmas Sweaters for our friend's shop.

  • Let Olivia open up another one of her advent gifts.  She was still way more interested in the wrapping paper than the book.

  • Geared up our productivity and on Sunday cleaned the house, gathered laundry and did a little bit of Christmas shopping.
  • Had our weekly Dexter party with Ken and Katie and feasted on our favorite Lava Bombs for dinner.  {Holy smokes!  One more episode of the season.}
  • Experienced another explosion, this time from our second child.  Note to self - NEVER let Olivia run around without a diaper on.  It may be cute at the time....but no.
  • Cleaned up baby, cleaned up carpet (!!!) and opened up new advent book.
  • And, after cleaning said explosion, decorated our Joe-Joe's Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Pops.
If you like chocolate+mint, you need to make these.

{David's attempt at making a snowman.}

Ken recreated a scene from earlier that evening....and then ate it.

And, that's my wrap-up!
Happy Monday from the Central Coast!

3 comments:

Mom Cooper said...

What a fun filled weekend. Are Magnum's eyes really green? Oh what I wouldn't give for one of those cake pops right about now. (I don't care if it is 8:15 in the morning).

Irma said...

Wow...I had to take a breadth because I got tired reading about your busy weekend! Olivia is getting so big! Big hugs and kisses to her!

Marissa said...

My boys LOVE their pjs too. Every time we come home from running errands or wherever they strip down and don their "jammas". Super cute. And I'm totally with you on naked baby cuteness not making up for what can happen.... Only has to happen once to cure that. :)